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Buziraguhindwa – 12 oz bag

 
The tiny village of Buziraguhindwa has built quite a reputation for quality over the last few years. The owner of the town's washing station, Ramadhan Salum, has an infectious drive and energy to create great small lots that are some of the best in the country. This year’s coffee is a balance of sweet and savory notes, and are accentuated by stone fruit and citrus tones.

SKU# BUR-BG

Availability: In stock

$15.75

Buziraguhindwa – Single-Origin Coffee from Burundi

Story

Although Burundi has been growing coffee for decades, great-tasting coffee arriving in the US is a recent development. This was due to years of civil war, and up until very recently the coffee industry was state-controlled with limited focus on quality. In 2010, a few years after the market was privatized by the government, we met Ramadhan Salum who was building the washing station Buziraguhindwa. We immediately fell in love with the area, believed in the team at the washing station, and committed to the coffee before the washing station produced a single bean. Now five years later, Ramdhan continues to experiment and work on projects to kept improving his coffee.

Although Burundi has been growing coffee for decades, great-tasting coffee arriving in the US is a recent development. This was due to years of civil war, and up until very recently the coffee industry was state-controlled with limited focus on quality. In 2010, a few years after the market was privatized by the government, we met Ramadhan Salum who was building the washing station Buziraguhindwa. We immediately fell in love with the area, believed in the team at the washing station, and committed to the coffee before the washing station produced a single bean. Now five years later, Ramdhan continues to experiment and work on projects to kept improving his coffee.

Explanation of the Name

Buziraguhindwa is the name of the Colline (hillside) and village that the washing station was built it. Most washing stations, especially in East Africa, are named in this fashion. Buziraguhindwa roughly means "never retreat." This hillside is famous for warriors who lived here long ago. Buzira "never" guhindwa (guhinda : infinitive) "make someone go back"

Place

Kayanza, Burundi
Kayanza is a province in the northwest of Burundi. This area especially around Buziraguhindwa is not only known for it’s excellent coffee, but it is also known for its tea production.

Buziraguhindwa itself is one of the highest areas in the country for coffee production, with the washing station at 1,896 meters. This area is close to Kibira National Park, which has been a forest preserve for almost 100 years, and has impressive plant and animal biodiversity.

Notes

Varieties: Bourbon, Mbirizi, Jackson
Elevation: 1,900 meters
Post-Harvest Process: 
Harvest Time: April 2015–July 2015